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NFL playoff scenarios for Week 16

Posted Dec 19, 2013

The following are the NFL playoff scenarios heading into week 16.


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NFL Week 16 Playoff Scenarios

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver -- playoff spot, Indianapolis -- AFC South, Kansas City -- playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) DEN win KC loss

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win KC loss NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win CIN loss or tie IND loss or tie OR

2) NE tie CIN loss IND loss

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

1) CIN win BAL loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN win MIA loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie MIA loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win MIA loss SD loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win BAL loss CIN loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle -- playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI loss OR

2) NO tie SF loss or tie OR

3) NO tie ARI tie OR

4) SF loss ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CAR win OR

2) CAR tie ARI loss OR

3) CAR tie SF loss OR

4) ARI loss SF loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win OR

2) ARI loss OR

3) SF tie ARI tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win DAL loss or tie OR

2) PHI tie DAL loss

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win DET loss or tie GB loss

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